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. potentially including the $1 billion pentagon contract to train the afghan police. that is a task that america has been funding and supposedly working on for over eight years now. since 2003, that task has been contraktded out to a company called dynkorp. they quite literally cannot shoot straight. as reported recently in "newsweek," quote, at kabul's police training center, they recently arrived to supplement dyncorp's efforts. the italians soon discovered poor marksmanship wasn't the only reason, the sights of the ak-47s and m-16 rifles the recruits were using were badly out of line. quote, we zeroed all their weapons. it's a very important thing, but no one had done this in the past. i don't know why. i know, i know. that story prompted our next guest at an oversight hearing in the senate to say, quote, we're paying somebody to teach them how to shoot the weapons and nobody bothered to check their sights? joining us now after way too long an absence, senator claire mccaskill of the great state of missouri, senator, thank you so much for your time tonight. good to see you. >> thanks, rachel.
of credulous media coverage today of the so-called contract from america, which was unveiled by -- who was this thing unveiled by again? oh, the american people. god, i totally don't remember signing that. but look, that's my signature and yours too. see, it's in cursive so it must be official. the contract from america is being seen as a second generation version of newt gingrich's contract with america, which was released amid the 1994 republican takeover of congress. see, only this one, this one, though, is signed by the american people. but if you look above the american people's signature, there are some other names that are not in cursive. looks like the contract from america was brought to you not just by the american people, but by some organizations as well, like, say, freedomworks. so when they say, signed by the american people, they actually mean signed by legendary corporate lobbyist dick armey's group that doesn't disclose its funders. also, for example, the heartland institute. so when they say by the american people, they also mean by a conservative think tank that's re
in that mine in northern china right now. rescue efforts continue tonight, as here in america, in west virginia, we face our own mine disaster and rescue effort again, as senator jay rockefeller just told us, one, that although we do not know for sure, could be the worst disaster in mining since the early 1970s. joining us now, former prosecutor of mine safety violations and a former federal mine official in the clinton administration, mr. opergard joins us by phone on short notice. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> we were told this was an explosion. we don't know if it may have been a methane gas explosion, a coal dust explosion. what particular challenges would that pose for rescuers? what does that mean to the rescue effort? >> well, the first thing is to ensure that the rescue team members are going to be safe in performing their job. i mean, it's -- they're thrust into a chaotic situation and one that's highly volatile and dangerous. so they are risking their lives just going underground. and you want to make sure that you take all steps necessary to protect their safety. back in 197
of a republican resurgence in america. >> sold and obviously bought as a moderate, bob mcdonnell effectively ran away from his super conservative religious right origins. yes, his graduate school thesis as he did as an adult at the university did suggest that women having jobs was something that was detrimental to the family. he also wrote that government policy should favor married couples over and i quote, cohabitate cohabitaters, homosexuals, or fornicators. now bob mcdonnell is in his 40s and he's mainstream. worry not, virginia, worry not, america. bob mcdonnell is a small government, low taxes constitution lover. he is the republican resurgence. except it is not working out that way. tonight we can report that governor bob mcdonnell is stepping back from a third rally right-wing policy position that he's taken as governor. in response to a very negative public reaction. governor mcdonnell keeps trying this stuff over and over and over again, then he gets national attention and has to dial it back and pretend he didn't mean it in the first place. last night we recorded on governor mcdonnell
, it's the best coverage in america. >>> we begin with threats made against nancy pelosi. law enforcement officials telling nbc news tonight that the fbi has arrested a northern california man, a san francisco man, for making multiple, threatening phone calls to speaker pelosi and to her husband. federal officials say the man made dozens of phone calls to her home in california, to her home in washington, d.c., and to her husband's business office approximate the charges remain under seal, but a federal official tells pete williams that the man will be charged with violating a federal law against making calls that annoy, abuse, threaten or harass. it's a charge that carries a maximum two-year prison sentence. according to this official who spoke with nbc, the calls were so numerrous, the decision was made that something had to be done. the associated press also quoting unnamed federal officials tonight as saying that in the threatening calls, the man recited speaker pelosi's home address and said that if she ever wanted to see her home again, she would stop health reform. this
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essentially dead on arrival. >> robert bork's america is a land in which women would be forced into backaly abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters and school children could not be taught about evolution. >> that's 45 minutes into the nomination process. how's that for opposition? mr. bork was in fact one of the most radical jurists ever proposed in modern times for any judgeship, let alone for the supreme court. the fight to keep him off the court set new standards for how these things are fought. people for the american way enlisted gregory peck, the hollywood legend in the fight against bork. >> there's a special feeling of awe people get when they visit the supreme court of the united states. the ultimate guardian of our rights as americans. that's why we set the highest standards for our highest court justices and that's why we're so concerned. this is gregory peck. robert bork wants to be a supreme court justice. but the record shows he has a strange idea of what justice is. he defended poll taxes and literacy tests which kept many americans from voting. please urge y
property, standing on probably the most famous piece of public property in america. it has a commy sounding name. the boston common. common. get it? one of the country's oldest national parks. on monday, anti-government protesters showed off their right to bear arms in a government-funded state park in virginia. you might remember when tea party folks converged on washington, d.c., for the big 9/12 anti-government march last year, in addition to using a government park for the site of their protest, a great footnote to that protest were the complaints by many 9/12 protest teres that's the public transportation system they used in d.c. to get to their anti-government march, they didn't feel was up to their standards. here's how we covered it at the time. >> occasionally you come across something when you're reading the news that can't be improved upon with comment. so here without comment is from today's "wall street journal." quote. protesters who attended saturday's tea party rally in washington are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system. republican congressman kev
is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that all it was for? proclamation goes on, whereas virginia has long recognized her confederate history, the numerrous civil war battlefields that mark regions of the state, those who fought for their homes and communities and commonwealth in a time very different than ours today, and whereas, it is important for all virginians to reflect upon our commonwealth-shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the civil war -- you notice anything missing here in all the whereas', in this call to remember confederate soldiers fighting for their homes and communities? in the war of independence? did you notice the lack of mention of something else the confederacy might have been fighting for? the last time a republican governor in virginia tried to celebrate a confederate history month in v
in america. which means he is a very, very specific kind of grassroots leader. over three years, koch industries gave over $5 million to a fake grassroots organizations that one of its owners founded. or at least to foster the appearance of popular sentiment against doing anything about global warming. it should be noted that in 2008 koch centuries spent more than exxon, more than chevron, on campaign contributions, over $1.8 million. 88% of it, to republicans. and koch centuries did not stop with president obama's election. so far this current campaign cycle, employees, family members and those affiliated with koch centuries have offered $900,000, including to mike pence's committee, to john boehner's action committee and campaign committee, and $15,000 to minority whip eric cantor's committees, all of whom, you might notice, reacted to president obama's prodrilling announcement today by saying the president is still not prodrilling enough. joining us now is james hogan, co-founder of desmog.com. the desmog blog reported on research by green peace which traced koch, also the author o
, they pass the bill. if the republicans are right, they watch them filibuster on behalf of america's oldest, most hated and most natural enemy on the choice of voters, that is, the vested big money interests. the gop kicking off a possible implosion by handing harry reid the opportunity to call them out today on a so-called secret meeting between mitch mcconnell, john cornyn and wall street fat cats. a senior aide saying today that republicans are still united in their opposition to president obama's wall street reform bill, claiming to have the 41 votes they would need to keep the bill from coming to a vote. the aide citing a letter that minority leader mcconnell send to majority leader reid last week in which senator mcconnell did not explicitly say the republicans would filibuster but maintained the votes were there to do so. among those votes, senator collins whom the white house had been hoping to win over. after a meeting with treasury secretary geithner today, the moderate republican telling reporters, she wants to go to the floor with a bipartisan bill. from the health care debate,
in america, with giant democratic majorities and the president's a democrat? yeah, good luck with that. today president obama welcomed republicans to the white house today for a big bipartisan talk on wall street reform. wall street reform of course has already passed the house, it's already passed the first committee in the senate, on its way toward passing. the only questions now, when it's going to pass and with how much republican support. coming out of today's meeting at the white house, mitch mcconnell and john boehner, the top republicans in congress, they affirmed that on this issue, they really meant that whole not just the party of no thing. i think at this point, they are debuting the party of hell no thing. >> the american people are continuing to ask the question where are the jobs. and when you look at this financial services bill, my concern is that it's going to protect the biggest banks in america and harm the smallest banks. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. in fact, if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bai
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. >> racial profiling is illegal. it will not be tolerated in america and certainly will not be tolerated in arizona. >> racial profiling, illegal. and will remain illegal in arizona except for the part where police officers now have to stop you if they think you look illegal. other than that, there won't be any racial profiling in arizona because that of course would be against the law. it's like when george bush said we don't torture because torture is illegal. instead we just waterboard people. we do that now but we don't torture because that would be illegal. remember that argument? same argument here. racial profiling is illegal. we don't do illegal racial profiling. we do profiling that is somewhat racial but not racial profiling, that would be illegal. because this bill has come under an enormous amount of scrutiny on the national level, duh, governor brewer made a special point today of announcing what would happen if stuff like illegal racial profiling did miraculously as a result of this bill take place. >> as committed as i am to protecting our state from crime associated with
griffin. griffin was associated with rescue america. rescue america responded to dr. gunn's killing saying that while they didn't condone it, they certainly didn't condemn it, either. the violence continued after that. in december 1994, an anti-abortion extremist named john selvy killed two nurses at clinics and robert sanderson was killed. a nurse named ely lyons was wounded by a nail bomb, set by eric rudolph, who bombed an baergz clinic and gay bar in atlanta in 1997. eric rudolph became famous for bombing the atlanta olympics. he killed one person and wounded 11 others. in october of 1998, dr. barnett was killed inside his home. inside his home in new york, he was killed by an anti-abortion extremist named james kopp, who was armed with a sniper rifle. and last year, scott roeder walked into the lutheran church in wichita, kansas, and shot and killed dr. george tiller, while dr. tiller was serving as an usher for sunday services. in january of this year, scott roeder was convicted of premeditated murder. he admitted during his trial he had stalked dr. tiller for years before killing hi
financial services association of america represents payday lenders, founded naturally by alan jones. they told us today in response to kay hagan's proposed legislation, quote, we oppose this. it limits consumer choice. we're regulated by the states like all nonbank lenders. the federal government has bigger concerns than $345 loans. at 400% interest. and he has a point. that is not the kind of thinking that putts maybach's in alan jones' garage. next week the senate takes up financial reform in earnest. as you watch the payday lending industry marshall its forces to plead poverty, to stop the threat of them finally being regulated. just remember this face. and his private football stadium and 400% interest to people who don't have enough money to make it to their next paycheck. we'll be right back. somewhere in america... the slightest breeze harbors immense power. the tallest buildings leave the lightest footprints. a fifty-ton train makes barely a mark on the environment. and a country facing climate change finds climate solutions. somewhere in america, we've already answered some
proof of citizenship on you. it's not the america i want my children to grow up in. for the record, i am not making a nazi analogy here, i am quoting republican connie mack doing that. so you know what he said. bob mcdonnell the very conservative governor of virginia has hinted at that same sentiment. he did it in a radio interview this week. >> i'm concerned about the whole idea of carrying papers and always have to be able to prove your citizenship. that brings up shades of some other regime that's were not particularly helpful to democracy. >> former arkansas governor and presidential candidate mike huckabee registered his displeasure with the new law as well. he did so, though, in the form of a bizarre theme park metaphor. he told "the dallas morning news," quote, what does concern me is that if it's not carried out and applied carefully you could end up in a situation where people are stopped who are absolute citizens. america's a lot like disney world. in that once you get a ticket, you're in. you don't have to keep showing your ticket to keep riding the rides. that's the whole poi
that when much of america looks at this graph, what they see is -- a bikini bottom. sort of. i know it's weird, but steve bennett at washingtonmonthly.com started graphing the job losses like this, the first friday of each month. we kept talking about the first friday of the month job loss numbers, and nobody -- when we started talking about the bikini graph, well, whoa, let's do this on every show. so, all right, bikini, yeah. thank you. so back to the numbers. so something pretty notable happens in november of last year. kent, can you put that up there? there we go. for the first time in 23 months, almost two years, the economy gains jobs. 64,000 jobs. december ends up being another dip, about 100,000 jobs lost. but then in january of this year, january of 2010, the economy gains another 14,000 jobs. those jobs ultimately lost again in february, which brings us to the news today. the latest job numbers for the month of march. and at this point, kent, i'm going to have to take it from here, i'm sorry because this is very exciting. this is the part that i get to do. yeah! >> woo-hoo! >
. in 1997, tanton said -- america will will soon be overrun by illegal immigrants, defecating and creating garbage and looking for jobs. again, this genius is the guy whose group is behind arizona's new law, they take credit for writing it. f.a.i.r. is bragging for, quote, assisting senator russell pearse in drafting the language of the bill. in drafting that language, f.a.i.r. slipped something in special in there for themselves. they make a living over suing state governments over immigration laws. tucked inside article 8 of the new law is a provision that if groups like them win their cases, quote, a judge -- sorry, a judge may order that the entity, quote, who brought the action recover court costs and attorney fees. which could create a nice financial boon for the formerly eugenics, promote the genetics of white america anti-immigrant group whose attorneys helped write the new law. congratulations, arizona. this thing is going to make you really, really, really famous for a really, really, really long time. buying? a shiny coat of paint? a list of features? what about the strength of
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lift our voices all over america. come, lord, hear from heavy and not intervene in jesus name, we pray. >> senator demint and senator brownback there, the two guys you saw seated next to each other. also slated to appear at this thursday's event immediately before the virginia attorney general's going to give his speech is a woman named cindy jacobs. cindy jacobs claims to be a prophet. >> if you need any kind of miracle at all, or you just get up and start to move towards the front. a cloud of glory is going to come. backs are being healed. feet are being healed. migraines are being healed. somebody needs a healing of hepatitis c. you are being healed right now. you have aids. you are being healed right now. right at this moment. oh, glauk coma is being healed. hallelujah. hallelujah, the cancer-free zone. the anointed of god. hallelujah. just when i count to three, i want to you do something you could not do. you wait until i count to three, and we're going to believe god is going to begin to move for you. are you ready? are you ready? come on, god, create. be the creator. be the cre
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does, she will earn herself a place in the history of liberties in america. an update on the ice landic volcano, and the ash cloud that crippled travel and created the most beautiful images of the year. good news, british air space reopened. the first plane to land at heathrow in almost a week. throughout europe about half of today's scheduled departures will get off the ground. this evening, in addition to britain some airports have opened in germany, italy, the czech republic, russia and the netherlands. planes are able to fly because the ash cloud is lower. allowing any high eight attitude jet that can fly at 20,000 feet to fly above it. that is the good news. the bad news, the airline industry estimates it has cost more than $1 billion. because of 95,000 canceled flights. also this volcano is not the only volcano in town. there is another, much bigger volcano in iceland if you go by the historical pattern may erupt in the next six months. i know that is a weird thing to predict and there's no gauge tees here, but this other, bigger volcano has done so every time the smaller volcano
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of the political fight in america is pretty much even. today was not one of those days. always remember if you write it down, some day, a u.s. senator may say it over and over and over again on national television. >> [ bleep ] deal. >> it was a day of reckoning and a day for republicans to stand united against the problem of regulating the big banks. sherrard brown joins us live. according to some from arizona, the new immigrant law is not arizona's fault. >> that legislation was enacted by the arizona legislateture and signed because of the frustration that the governor and the majority of my constituents have incredible frustration over the federal government's failure. >> ah, so it's the federal government's fault. and who's stopping the federal government from doing something? very specific nameable parts of the federal government. him. you guys know your part of the federal government, right? meanwhile, back in bewareizona, the state faces the threat of boycot boycotts. >> hope that we meet again on -- better circumstances. >> and the dark side of drill, baby, drill. continues to play ou
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